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Forestry Internships

Our forestry practices have been setting industry standards for over 100 years as we've grown to become one of the largest private landowners in North America. We're interested in forestry and related majors to work alongside our timberlands and regeneration teams in Canada and the Southeast and Western U.S. See the programs below for more about the opportunities.


Southern Timberlands
Locations
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
Types of assignments
  • Internships
  • Cooperative education assignments
  • Full-time positions following graduation (Professional Development Program)
Length of assignment
  • Interns: Three months, six months
  • Professional Development Program: Full-time employment
Typical start date
  • Interns: Summer
  • Professional Development Program: After graduation
Majors recruited Forestry and related majors.
Academic level Undergraduate and graduate
Application process Click on the link below to see the available internship opportunities. Apply by clicking on the "Apply Online" button located in the job description.

Western Regeneration Associate Program
Types of assignments
Engineering Associate
Work as part of a technology team developing safety, process and equipment improvements for six nursery, greenhouse and seed orchard operations within Washington and Oregon.
Nursery Grower/Technologist Associate
Work as part of a nursery team developing growing prescriptions and crop plans, tracking crop development, troubleshooting crop issues; supervising hourly and contract crews; administering site safety program. May take part in field work including sowing, transplanting, cultural treatments, inventory, lifting and packing.
Tree Breeding/Orchard Associate
Work as part of an orchard facility team developing breeding and orchard production plans, planning and carrying out crop culture and protection treatments, doing crop inventories, troubleshooting crop issues; supervising hourly and contract crews; administering site safety program. May take part in field work including crop induction, breeding, fertilization, frost and insect protection, cone inventory, cone harvest.
Length of assignment Nine to 12 months
Start date Negotiable. We like our associates to work a full production season, so start dates could be early spring, summer, fall or late fall.
Location Regeneration facilities in Washington and Oregon
Majors recruited
  • Agricultural/Biological Systems Engineering
  • Forestry (with forest nursery emphasis)
  • Crop Science
  • Horticulture
  • Pathology/Entomology
  • Plant Biology/Physiology
  • Soil Science
Academic level Graduating seniors or MS candidates interested in a career in operations
Requirements
Engineering Associate
Degree in Agricultural Engineering or related discipline; experience with agriculture or farming operations and related equipment. High level of knowledge of mechanics, fabrication, hydraulics and irrigation. Ability to relate engineering concepts to people with various technical backgrounds. Work effectively with facility management teams, diverse work teams and vendors; ability to build consensus during decision making, initiate change and work well without supervision.
Nursery Grower/Technologist Associate
College-level coursework or equivalent basic experience in horticulture, plant biology/physiology, nursery culture; soil science, pathology/entomology, nutrition; statistics.
Tree Breeding/Orchard Associate
College-level coursework or equivalent basic experience in plant biology/physiology, orchard culture, soil science, pathology/entomology, nutrition. Beyond basic coursework in plant breeding or tree breeding with good understanding of principles. Good quantitative skills including statistics.
Other Qualifications
  • Passion for "growing"
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work long hours, including some evenings and weekends, under sometimes cold, wet, muddy and high-stress conditions, to meet crop schedules and customer requirements.
  • Must have the physical capability to lift 50 pounds and to walk safely and easily on uneven terrain.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (strongly desired)
  • Familiarity with irrigation/farm equipment (strongly desired)
Application process Click on the link below to see the available internship opportunities. Apply by clicking on the "Apply Online" button located in the job description.

Western Timberlands Intern Program
Description A field-based learning opportunity focused on providing valuable experience in commercial forestry activities including growing, harvesting and marketing timber. Strong emphasis is placed on the business and financial elements of commercial forestry. Interns are involved in hands-on application of Weyerhaeuser's environmental and public resource protection standards and strategies.
Types of assignments Internships
Length of assignment Three months
Start date Spring
Location Tree farms and nurseries in Washington and Oregon
Majors recruited Forestry and related majors.
Academic level Undergraduate and graduate (master's or doctoral candidates)
Other Qualifications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Career interest in commercial forestry
  • Demonstrated personal computer skills
  • Safety leadership
  • Valid driver's license
Application deadline January 15
Application process Click on the link below to see the available internship opportunities. Apply by clicking on the "Apply Online" button located in the job description.